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Stellar Awards family sends out its condolences to the family of Erica Watson, Chicago actress and stand-up comedian passed away today from COVID-19 complications.

Chicago actress and stand-up comedian Erica Watson died in Jamaica on Saturday from COVID-19 complications, according to a family member. She was 48.

On Sunday, Watson’s brother, Eric Watson, confirmed his sister’s death via a Facebook post, writing, in part: “We are not taking this easy. Please respect our privacy right now ... as we make arrangements to bring my sister home. Keep us in your prayers.”

Watson, a Kenwood Academy High School and Columbia College alumna, wore many hats as an actress, stand-up comedian, public relations representative, and activist. Her acting credits and media work include Showtime’s “The Chi,” NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” Spike Lee’s feature film“Chi-Raq,” ABC 7’s “Windy City Live” and WCIU’s “The Jam.”



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Awesome word coming from Pastor Charles Jenkins | 23rd Pastoral Anniversary for Pastor Craig Oliver Sr!

1 Corinthians 9:13-18


Awesome word coming  from Pastor Charles Jenkins | 23rd Pastoral Anniversary for Pastor Craig Oliver Sr!  1 Corinthians ...

Awesome word coming from Pastor Charles Jenkins | 23rd Pastoral Anniversary for Pastor Craig Oliver Sr!

1 Corinthians 9:13-18


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WORD OF THE DAY: restWORD - Proverbs 19:23"The fear of the Lord is life indeed; filled with it one rests secure and suff...


WORD - Proverbs 19:23
"The fear of the Lord is life indeed; filled with it one rests secure and suffers no harm."

I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life.
- George Burns (1896 - 1996)

"The Haven of Rest,"
Rev. James Cleveland &
The Gospel Girls

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SNOOP DOGG PRESENTS: BIBLE OF LOVE DEBUTS #1 Legendary artist Snoop Dogg is continuing to break down barriers and set re...


Legendary artist Snoop Dogg is continuing to break down barriers and set records with his latest music project and first gospel album, Bible of Love (All The Time Entertainment / RCA Inspiration). Released March 16th, the 32-track album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and #1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Gospel Total Consumption chart. Additionally, Bible of Love is #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Christian & Gospel chart, #2 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Christian / Gospel Digital Album chart, #3 on Billboard’s Top Christian & Gospel Album’s chart and has been streamed over three million times in its first week, which broke the previous record for a gospel album.

Featuring guest artists including, Charlie Wilson, Rance Allen, Kim Burrell, Isaac Carree, The Clark Sisters, Dazz Dillinger, Faith Evans, K-Ci, John P. Kee, Patti LaBelle, Mali Music, Jazze Pha, Marvin Sapp, B. Slade, Tye Tribbett and co-executive producer, Lonny Bereal, Bible of Love, has been making a powerful impact on the public, the media and other entertainers alike.

People are saying, "Bible of Love"...

"...shows off an elastic, big-tent version of the musical genre that can include flavors of soul, blues, and R&B,” The Associated Press

“ a real, take-you-to-church affair that will have you checking to make sure you’ve got your robe on right..." - CCM Magazine

“ incredible, timely and needed” - Diddy

“ another argument in favor of Snoop’s impressive one of the most prolific rappers of his generation” - USA TODAY

Throughout Snoop Dogg’s dynamic career he has always followed his heart and never been afraid to take risks. "Bible of Love" demonstrates once again that this is a formula for success.

Snoop can be seen performing music from "Bible of Love" during the 33rd Annual Stellar Awards, premiering Friday, March 30th (TV One) and also on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC) - Monday, April 9th!

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For Immediate Release:GRAMMY® AWARD WINNEREDWIN HAWKINS PASSES AWAY |Funeral Services PendingEdwin Hawkins, the four-tim...

For Immediate Release:


Funeral Services Pending

Edwin Hawkins, the four-time Grammy® Award-winning leader of The Edwin Hawkins Singers’ 1969 million-seller, “Oh Happy Day,” died January 15th at his home in the Bay area, after a bout with pancreatic cancer. He was 74 years old.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Edwin Hawkins –– a celebrated artist, innovator, and music icon. Though he will be greatly missed the world over, the message of love, life, and encouragement that he incorporated into his music gives us all the same hope that we’ll join him in heaven and sing `Oh Happy Day.’” the Hawkins Family said.

“Edwin Hawkins was not only a musical hero to me but he came to be a mentor and a close friend, “ said Grammy® winning singer/producer, Donald Lawrence. “His group also had a huge influence on Richard Smallwood who has known Edwin since Richard was 19 years old.” Smallwood adds, “Edwin changed the face of gospel music and helped create a fresh sounding genre that spread around the entire world. He was a humble and kind spirit that not only encouraged others who were privileged to meet him, but also inspired millions to be daring in their creativity.”

One of eight children, Edwin Hawkins was born August 19, 1943 in Oakland, CA and raised in the Campbell Village projects. He discovered music early and began playing the keyboards in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) denomination at the age of five. He and his friend, Betty Watson, co-founded the 46-member strong, Northern California State Youth Choir, in 1967 so that they could attend the annual COGIC convention. They recorded an album, Let Us Go Into The House of The Lord, to finance the trip. The 500 copies they ordered didn’t come in time for the trek but one of the LPs eventually fell into the hands of a rock music DJ, Abe “Voco” Kesh, at KSAN-FM Radio. He began to play the Hippy-Soul song in the Bay area and soon the song’s success spread East.

“My mother had an old hymnal and I had a knack for rearranging hymns,” Hawkins once said. “`Oh Happy Day’ was an old hymn and I rearranged it. It was actually one of the least likely songs to become a hit. There were some much stronger songs on there.” Record executive Neil Bogart picked up the song and distributed it through Buddha Records. “Oh Happy Day” reached No. 2 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and No. 4 on the Pop Singles chart in 1969. Their rendition won them a Grammy in 1970 for Best Soul Gospel Performance. The tune has sold over 7 million copies to date and it established Hawkins’ career. I wasn’t planning to go into the music business and I wasn’t looking for a record deal,” he said in the book, Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclpedia. “The record’s success decided my fate.”

Hawkins often toured with his younger and equally successful singing brother, Walter, and Walter’s then wife, Tramaine, as The Hawkins Family in the 1970s. Their energetic stage show filled civic centers and concert halls across the world, including D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Edwin Hawkins, with his group and as a soloist, continued to make gospel radio hits throughout the next two decades including, “Worship The Lord,” “God Will Take Care of You,” “Give Me A Star” and “To My Father’s House.” In recent years, Hawkins recorded occasionally and toured largely in Europe. He also sponsored the Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar to teach the next generation of musicians the business of music. “This is a sad day in music,” says Liz Black, midday radio host for WLIB, a gospel radio station in New York City. “I knew and loved Edwin Hawkins’ music even before I was in the church and I know that I’m not alone in that.”

In 2001, The Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.) ranked “Oh Happy Day” No. 63 on its Top 365 Songs of the 20th Century listing. The song has been covered by dozens of artists, including Quincy Jones, Johnny Mathis, Glen Campbell, Aretha Franklin, Jason Mraz, Susan Boyle, The Oak Ridge Boys and Elvis Presley.

Hawkins is survived by his siblings Carol, Feddie, Daniel, and Lynette. Funeral arrangements are pending.



“Don't forget to entertain strangers, says Hebrews 13:2 — because we might end up entertaining angels unawares!

Well, this new movie SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, starring Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou, and Renée Zellweger, brings that verse to life in fresh and delightful ways. It's a must-see!”

-Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. Pastor
Changing A Generation FGBC
Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship, Founder & Emeritus
Atlanta, GA

The Living Legends Foundation HonorsStellar Gospel Music Awards Founder Don Jackson and More! The Living Legends Foundat...

The Living Legends Foundation Honors
Stellar Gospel Music Awards Founder Don Jackson and More!

The Living Legends Foundation,® Inc. (LLF), recently celebrated its 26th Anniversary at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. Hosted by veteran broadcaster and media personality Rolonda Watts, the LLF honored eight distinguished individuals at its 21st Annual Living Legends Awards Gala with its new late-night format.

The 2017 honorees included:

•Varnell Johnson, LLF President and CEO of Junes Entertainment, was presented with the Chairman’s Award by LLF Chairman David C. Linton.

•Don Jackson, founder, Chairman, and CEO of Central City Productions, Inc., received the Broadcast Icon Award, presented by Jalila Larsuel.

•Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew, Partners of Chew Entertainment were presented with the Creative Visionary Award by LLF General Counsel Kendall Minter.

•Morace Landy, Chief Marketing Strategist of Empire Distribution received the Music Executive Award by Ghazi Shami;

•Steve Crumbley, Senior Vice President of Programming/Operations Manager of Apex Media Charleston was presented with the Jerry Boulding Radio Executive Award, by radio personality Jay Michaels.

•Tyrone Williams, Chairman of the Board of Brooklyn United and former CEO of Cold Chillin’ Records received the Hip-Hop Visionary Award, which was presented by his family Brittany Williams, Tyrone Williams, Jr., and William Ashbourne.

•Larry Jackson, Head of Original Music Content of Apple Music was presented with the Digital Music Executive Award by Jon Platt, LLF board member and CEO/Chairman of Warner Chappell Music.

“Congratulations to our 2017 honorees, who join an elite group of the best creative thinkers and innovators in music and entertainment,” says Linton. “As we expand the mission and goals of the organization, we will continue to recognize and celebrate individuals who are leaders, ground breakers and culture creators in various areas of media and entertainment.”

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RCA INSPIRATION WINS BIG AT THE 48TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS RCA Inspiration celebrates two wins at the 48th Annual GMA D...


RCA Inspiration celebrates two wins at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards, as Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) and Donnie McClurkin were declared winners at this year’s show in Nashville. Kirk Franklin took home his 19th Dove Award of his career, with his chart-topper “My World Needs You” winning Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year. Donnie McClurkin garnered his 4th Dove Award win for his latest chart-topping album The Journey (Live), awarded in the category of Traditional Gospel Album of the Year.

Held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena (to honor inspiring Christian/Gospel entertainment from Rock, Pop and Gospel to Country, Spanish Language, film and more), the night also featured one-of-a-kind performances from artists across the world.

Taking the stage to create unique collaborations, Travis Greene, along with The Oak Ridge Boys, joined Zach Williams to open the Dove Awards Show, performing Williams’ hit “Chain Breaker.”

Koryn Hawthorne paired up with Branan Murphy, performing their song “All The Wrong Things” on the Dove Awards Pre-Show. Tasha Page-Lockhart presented an award on the Dove Awards Pre-Show.

The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards will air on Sunday October 22nd, 2017 on TBN at 9 pm ET.

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New Music: "Good God,"                    by The Willis Family #IGTW

New Music: "Good God,"
by The Willis Family #IGTW



Thought of The Day: PRECIOUS#WORD: "How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t eve...

Thought of The Day: PRECIOUS

#WORD: "How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!"
- Psalm 139:17-18 (NLT)

#QUOTE: "The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels."
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

#SONG: "Precious Memories,"
- by Aretha Franklin
& Rev. James Cleveland


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